Saturday, December 03, 2011

Mitt Reagan

Now that Herman Cain has officially "suspended" his campaign, and Newt Gingrich has more baggage than Louis Vuitton, it's pretty obvious that dupe du jour will be Mitt Romney.

Pundits point to Romney's past life as a liberal, and his pro-choice stance. Some even remember the Massachusetts Senate campaign against Ted Kennedy when Mitt Romney tried to pass himself off as more progressive, on some issues, than the fellow who came to be known as the lion of the Senate.

Make no mistake, once his campaign is in full swing, and that Citizens United ruling really kicks in, Romney will soon magically morph into that other famous one-time Democrat, union leader, and governor, Ronald Reagan. As presidential nominee, Romney's religion will play no greater role than Ronald Reagan's did.

Just as Reagan had to out-Herod Herod to win his party's favor, and move so far right that Goldwater looked moderate by comparison, so will Romney.

Caveat emptor. Whomever you vote for in 2012 cannot be exchanged or returned until 2016. Whoever Romney was in a previous life, pro-choice or not, if elected he will pander to those forces that made him president in the first place, those "special interests" that all presidents since FDR have promised to combat, yet none has.

Only, there's a big difference. Were he to become president, Romney would tilt the Supreme Court so far to the right that Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann will look like the Little League they are, and the corporate takeover of America will be complete.